Lost and Found
Use the links below to register or search for a lost dog.
The first thing you should do if your dog is lost is to visit all local animal services as soon as possible. Most animal service departments will only keep a dog for a few days before they euthanize. You may also want to take a printout that includes a photo and description of your dog and follow up with them frequently. The information you provide to one person may not always be shared with others employees. Keep checking in with them, and don't assume that they will call you if a pet matching your dog's description shows up at the shelter. You must pay a personal visit and look for your dog.
It cannot be stressed enough, you must visit ALL local shelters as often as you possibly can. It is not uncommon that a dog is registered as the wrong sex or breed and a verbal check over the phone will not suffice. Residents of Central Arkansas should also note that a Pulaski County dog can be put in any shelter within Pulaski County, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, etc. People living outside city limits are at VERY HIGH RISK OF NOT GETTING THEIR DOGS RETURNED.
Post flyers around your neighborhood. This is one of the most effective ways to locate your missing dog. Please remember to remove them after your dog is found.
Check the local lost and found section of your local newspaper, and post an ad.
Check your dogs collar and make sure that it's not so loose that it will slip off. Take a look at your ID tag and make sure that it is legible. The text on many ID tags often wears away.
Get you dog chipped. A small silicon chip can be embedded in your dogs skin by your vet. These 'chips' are not computer chips and won't give away any personal information. The chip can be read by a scanner at the shelter to reveal a serial number. That number can then be traced back to you on a central databank. It might save your dogs life.
Make it a habit to regularly check your fence perimeter, gate latches, and any tie out devices you may have.
National Pet Locator Services.
Pet Finder - A national pet location service. Use the lost and found service located in the classified section.
Pets 911 - A national pet location service. Lost & Found link on the main page.Missing Pet Network - The MPN is a group of volunteers sponsored by the USDA Animal Care Office, who help people find missing pet animals.
Internet Lost and Found - A national Internet lost and found service that includes pets.